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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 28 JULY 20, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Indie Rock At The Foulds TheatreThe Alliance for the Arts continues its Indoor Concert Series on Friday, July 20 when three Indie Rock bands take to the Foulds Theatre stage beginning at 8 p.m. First up is Crickets Make Math, described as a multi-genre musical production/ performance transmitting sonic anomalies and accidents across the globe. The Fort Myers-based band has released two EPs and collaborated with musicians from around the world, and maintains a consistent performance schedule, local and afar. Next up is by The Pauses. Based in Orlando, The Pauses sound is anchored in complexion and combination, a world where guitars blend with synthesizers, horns, bells, and ukuleles. Rooted in the dynamics and ethos of s indie rock, their sound is a balancing act between rock and electronics, airiness and heft, suppleness and angularity. Last up is Man On Wire, an indie rock band that formed in Fort Myers in 2011. continued on page 17 The PausesThe Great American Chili Cook-Off To Benefit Harry Chapin Food BankAll chefs are invited to participate in the 3rd annual Great American Chili CookOff on Sunday, July 22 at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers Beach. The contest is being sponsored by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. The contest will be limited to a maximum of 30 teams or individuals; $40 will be charged for each chili entrant. Teams or individuals will be permitted to set up starting at 11 a.m. There will be a cooks meeting at 2 p.m.continued on page 19 One of last years chefs is busy finishing his tasty entry for the Great American Chili Cook-Off Family Gardening Month Continues At Alliance GreenMarketFamily Gardening Month continues at the Alliance GreenMarket on Saturday, July 21 when Edison Ford Estates horticulturalist and master gardener Todd Roy presents a free workshop on Landscaping with Tropical Fruit Trees. According to Roy, theres been a spike in interest in home gardening and using vegetables, herbs and other edible plants in ornamental landscapes. Weve noticed that more and more visitors want to learn about growing the kinds of edible plants we have continued on page 7 Todd Roy at GreenMarketPuss In Boots Hits The Stage At Broadway PalmThis summer, Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Puss In Boots, hitting the stage July 20, 21, 25, 27, 29 and August 2, 3 and 4. This musical comedy version of Charles Perrauts tale of a sly cat who wins his master the lordship of a manor and the hand of a beautiful princess has audience interaction, delightful songs and enough action for every member of the family. This fun-filled musical begins with three brothers inheriting their fathers estate. The youngest brother is very disappointed because all he receives is the family cat. Puss is a very clever cat though and promises his master that in exchange for a pair of boots, he can get him a life of luxury and adventure. Puss goes on to use his sly and clever ways to overcome an ogre, befriend a king and win the heart of a fair princess. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents full-scale productions that are continued on page 17 Puss In Boots


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Once-Unsightly Riverfrontby Gerri ReavesMore than a century ago, a photographer stood at the foot of the Hendry Street dock and documented, intentionally or not, what an eyesore the downtown waterfront had become. Who would argue that general downtown aesthetics and cleanliness have greatly improved? This southward view illustrates why there were concerns over the waterfront soon after the turn of the last century. Not only were decrepit wharves, garbage and sewage just plain ugly, but they didnt help tourism or promote public health, either. One cant help but wonder what flows out of that pipe emerging from the crude seawall. In the circa 1908 photo, the rear of the three-story Bradford Hotel is visible in the right background. The photo was taken before the Heitman Arcade was built and further extended the brick structure down First Street toward Jackson, creating todays Bradford block. Mostly screened by the trees is a two-story building whose upper floor was connected to the hotel by a walkway that gave direct access to the colored servants quarters. To the right of that building stands a one-story structure that in the first decade of the century was used as photo gallery and samples room. Also visible amidst the trees in the historic photo is the house built by Marion and Susan C. Wall Hendry in 1875. It was definitely a riverfront home, for during the first decades of Fort Myers history, Bay Street flooded during part of the year. Before the first phase of the streets construction, the houses front yard bordered the Caloosahatchee, as seen here. Back in 1907, benefactor Dr. Marshall O. and Tootie McGregor Terry proposed a seawall and riverfront boulevard that would run from all the way from Monroe Street east to Billys Creek. The plan sounded like a win-win. Infill would make it possible to construct seawalls 200 feet from the existing shore. That would not only give landowners much more riverfront land, but would provide for a 75-foot wide boulevard. Oddly enough, it was just the kind of project, reminiscent of riverwalks seen in European cities, which many historic riverfront American cities have now embraced. But back in those days, disputes over riparian rights, private access to the river and financing triumphed. The full scope was never realized, although Centennial Park is a fitting tribute to the grand vision. What the town did get, however, was the first portion of Bay Street and a modern seawall as strategies for dealing with the unsightly riverfront. The first portion was built between 1908 and 1912, with other seawalls coming later. In the decades to follow, seawalls would repeatedly be built as the existing ones sank or deteriorated or as the infill development encroached on the riverbed. Today, the Bradford is the only building pictured in the historic photo that exists. As for the historic Marion Hendry home, when it was demolished in the 1950s to make room for a hotel cocktail lounge and parking lot, it had the distinction of being the oldest house in Fort Myers. What had been one of the show places of Fort Myers, according to historian Karl H. Grismer, had become as dilapidated as the riverfront of a century ago, having been a rooming house and then quarters for the Bradfords bellmen and maids for many years. Walk down to Bay and Hendry and marvel at the improved view and at the waterfront project in progress. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn about the history of downtown infill development. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. continued on page 3 No doubt, the view has drastically improved at what was once a decrepit riverfront photo by Gerri Reaves The former William Marion Hendry home (center) behind the Bradford Hotel faces the shabby riverfront from the foot of the Hendry Street dock. This photo was likely taken between 1906 and 1908 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER JULY 20, 20122


3 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Last Few Weeks For Camp ImaginariumCamp Imaginarium has been a blast (literally, thanks to Kitchen To Kaboom!) this summer with weekly themed camps ranging from chemistry, engineering and film making to astronomy, ecology, zoology and geology. The camp fun continues but only for three more weeks, and just a handful of spaces remain for a lucky few. But hurry, spaces are filling fast. The Imaginarium Science Center will host the last two Camp Imaginarium sessions: Animal Champions Week of July 23 Journey to the Center of the Earth Week of August 3 Summer camps are packed with interactive experiences, educational hands-on activities, special guests, demonstrations and exhibit exploration. And through September 3, the Imaginarium is hosting the Be The Dinosaur traveling exhibit for added fun. All camps offer unique and innovative curriculum that integrates the sciences, arts, and humanities, to inspire the imagination and encourage a love of learning! Camp Imaginarium is offered Monday to Friday through August 3 and campers are grouped by their current grade level. Sessions for current K-7 graders begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Pre-campers may be signed in as early as 8 a.m. Postcampers must be signed out up to 5:30 p.m. Camp registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be done in advance. Member pricing and sibling discounts are available. For more information on Camp Imaginarium, visit www.i-sci.org for details and online registration or call 3217410. From page 2RiverfrontDont forget to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, one of the areas best research centers for local history. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Bar President Announces Kottkamp To Moderate Candidates ForumLee County Bar Association president Karla Campos-Andersen announced that the organization is hosting a free public service event on Thursday, July 26 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Sponsored by MyRiverDistrict.com, the candidates forum is intended to inform Lee Countys voters. Its a big event, in a really big and popular location, where everyone can easily meet the candidates for public office, learn about their campaign platform, and hear their responses to prepared questions in a timed, moderated format, said CamposAndersen. We are very pleased to be welcoming our moderator for the event, Jeff Kottkamp, former Lieutenant Governor of Florida and past president of the Lee County Bar Association. The candidates forum will begin at 5 p.m. with a meet-and-greet social opportunity for the candidates to mingle with their constituents. There will also be a mini-expo, which will include candidate campaign tables in one area of the hall, and another area will feature sponsored information from local free legal service providers, non-profit organizations and law offices. The social hour will be followed by the candidates forum, beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be provided at the event, which is expected to go past 8 p.m. due to high candidate acceptance of the invitation to present. Harborside Event Center has graciously offered to stay open late, to allow all candidates an opportunity to speak, but we expect to run a timely program agenda that will allow us to include all and close the event before 9 p.m., said LCBA executive director Nanci DuBois. We have a wide range of opposed seats in the races for Judicial, Congressional and all the way through the spectrum of Lee County offices, with close to 60 candidates already registered to participate. Law office and services mini-expo tables at the event are $100, and the deadline is Friday, July 20 to commit sponsorship. To sponsor or participate in the mini-expo, sign up and pay by credit card online at www.leebar.org or e-mail info@leebar.org The Lee County Bar Association is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, serving the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949, with membership of close to 800 attorneys. If our seafood were any fresher, If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JULY 20, 20124 Clyde Butcher Photo ExhibitFort Myers native Clyde Butchers exclusive exhibit, The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher, is in its final weeks at the Museum of History. The exhibit runs through July 28. Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museum, Butcher curated a unique exhibit that shares his process. Butchers dramatic black-and-white photographs that embody nature, the environment, and iconic landmarks are magical. Marking his own three decades in photography, Butcher returned for his fourth season to the museum, designing this exhibition in a never-before-seen or shared journey. The landscapes for which he is so famous tell their own story as Butcher takes guests on a step-by-step journey through the stages of conception and creation of his work, with photos and informational exhibit panels culminating in his dramatic large-format prints. The exhibit details the story of the photograph: the negative, technical details, darkroom information, images of Butcher photographing the scene and the story of the pursuit of the photograph. More than 15 works and their stories will be displayed including Cayo Costa, Ochopee, and the elusive Ghost Orchid. Guests will be entranced by Butchers story of what catches his eye, the planning and timing, as well as the logistics including which large-format camera he chooses for capturing the essence of a nature or a place. Butcher is an advocate for nature and its preservation. The objective is to present a perception of Florida as it is supposed to be, hopefully providing inspiration and a catalyst for action to those people striving to reclaim a natural balance and purity, he said. Butcher has released a new book, Clyde Butcher Florida Portfolio II, featuring a selection of his favorite photographs he has taken from the time he began photographing Florida in 1983 to 2010. Hes also included what he believes are five historic photographs he has taken of manmade things. For more information or to make reservations for museum-based events, call 321-7430, visit us at www. museumofhistory.org. Clyde Butcher Butcher in the darkroom Landscape image Bonsai Society To Take Tour Of Member HomesBonsai enthusiasts and members of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will hold their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 21 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building, 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers, beginning at 9 a.m. After a short business meeting, the members will form carpools and tour four bonsai sites at members homes. The final stop will be to view the collection at Wigerts Nursery in North Fort Myers. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 FREE L andsca p e C onsultation ! Visit our Website for more detail s l ms, Pa l i ves, nat i o ns crot o a ds, bromeli a h es, buttery bus h more & much m SO N S O F CO NFEDERA T E V E T ERAN S Contact Camp Comman d er Ro b ert A. Gates at 239-332-2408 M AJOR WILLIAM M. FOOTMAN CAMP #195 0 M 0 Come Join Us an d Ce l e b rate Your Heritag e Ever y 4 th Saturda y of the Month a t Smoken Pit Bar-BQ ue 1641 N. Tamiami Trai l Nort h Fort Myer s 11am Lunc h 12pm Meeting


5 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Loreleiby Tom HallHidden in the shrubs that screen the entry to the Fort Myers-Lee County Library lolls an injured young maiden named Lorelei. Shes a 132-yearold enchantress who has been looking for her head since 1997. The white marble sculpture was carved between 1876 and 1880 from a single block of stone measuring 60 to 68 inches high. The figure reclines on a pedestal carved in the shape of stacked shale, the type of rock found on the island in the Rhine River, from which the sculpture takes her name. The workmanship is delicate, betraying that the hand that sculpted her was female. The artist was a Boston-born sculptress by the name of Emma Elisabeth Phinney. Back in the 1880s, sculpture was uniquely the province of men. But Phinney traveled to Rome to study her craft at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Its there that she sculpted Lorelei, and its there that Fort Myers Evelyn Rhea found the statue 50 years later while on a trip to Italy. Rhea brought her back to Fort Myers and put her in the garden she kept at her home on the Caloosahatchee, where she showed her off to the likes of Thomas and Mina Edison. Some 20 years later, she donated Lorelei to the City of Fort Myers, which stored her unceremoniously beneath some stairs at the library. Thats where a junior at Fort Myers High School found her while planning the senior prom. He persuaded the library to let him borrow her for the dance at Exhibition Hall. There was so much dirt and dust on the piece that it was muddy grey, Butler explained. When it was returned to the library, the staff was impressed by the newly cleaned marble and placed it outside. Lorelei graced the librarys entry without incident for 36 years, but in 1997, one or more vandals decapitated the poor girl, breaking off her left elbow and two toes in the process. The library contemplated removing the damaged statue, but after the News Press received a slew of indignant letters, they chose to leave her be. Regrettably, the head has never been recovered and neither the library nor the city has restored Lorelei to her former glory. But thats not fine with Jim Butler. Since 2008, hes been trying to cajole and even shame Fort Myers Public Art Committee into repairing the headless siren. Although funding is unquestionably problematic, the PAC is looking into the matter of conserving Lorelei along with half a dozen other public artworks in need of repair and maintenance. Meanwhile, Lorelei would like her head back. If you have it, please return it, no questions asked. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Lorelei can be seen at the entrance to the Fort Myers-Lee County Library 11am-10pm RI V 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires July 27, 2012GPS COORDINATES: with Dock Attendants Assistance 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 am with DockA


THE RIVER JULY 20, 20126 Hortoons Inaugural Dinner And Charter Member PinningAt the 26th Annual Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia from June 15 to 17, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. awarded the 117th chapter charter to Southwest Florida. On July 14, 100 Black Men of Southwest Florida, Inc. conducted an initiation pinning ceremony for charter members at its inaugural dinner, held at the Clarion Hotel in Fort Myers. With the power of the support and resources of 100 Black Men of America, we look forward to having a positive impact on our community by mentoring across a lifetime, stated Jarrett Eady, chapter president. Greeters Club To Meet August 16Looking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, August 16 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Activities include fun games and social gathering. Call today to join this dynamic group of women of Lee County. The cost to attend the luncheon is $20, and reservations are required. For more information, contact Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Marie Gaither at 791.8966 or email wmgaither@aol.com. Also, check out Greeters of Fort Myers on Facebook for more summer activities. Lee Republican Women To MeetThe next dinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, August 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. Speakers will include the Lee County School Board Republican candidates for District 2 and 3 as well as Lee County Commissioner Republican candidates for Districts 1, 2 and 5 Cost to attend the meeting is $20 all inclusive (cash bar available). Reservations may be made by calling 432-9389 or sending an email to cindylignelli222@ gmail.com. For additional information, contact LRWF president Michele Duryea at 2807653 or michelemduryea@embarqmail. com. Family Fun Fishing Offered By Captiva CruisesAs part of its summer lineup of cruises geared for all ages, Captiva Cruises is now offering a half day Family Fun Fishing excursion. All fishing gear and bait will be provided for this adventure that will be offered on Fridays through the summer season. Passengers will enjoy a day of light tackle Back Bay fishing and, along the way, learn about the ecology of Pine Island Sound, where dolphins, manatees and other marine life are often seen. Fishing is a great way for families to experience the outdoors together while gaining a new appreciation for the abundance and diversity of marine species and the importance of their habitat. Captiva Cruises, an excursion boat company, offers lunch cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island and Boca Grande as well as beach and shelling trips to Cayo Costa State Park, Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruises with the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, sailing adventures on their 40-foot sailing catamaran and sunset cruises. Additional information and reservations for any of Captiva Cruises tours and programs may be obtained by calling 472-5300. A family enjoys some fishing Rotary Italian Fest Returns To AllianceItalian Fest will return to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, October 7. The annual outdoor event benefits the Rotary Club Foundation and Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. This years festival will tantalize taste buds and entertain the whole family with live entertainment, games, a marinara competition, an Italian market and much more. Italian food will be plentiful, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream. Kids can enter the coloring contest and spaghetti eating contest, as well as enjoy bounce houses, slides and more. There will also be games for all ages, including bocce, ladder golf and Tin Pan Alley. The Harry Chapin Food Bank works to address hunger needs in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through its educational and outreach efforts, as well as by directly supplying food to more than 150 partner agencies in Southwest Florida. Italian Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs will be permitted at the fest, however coolers are prohibited. For more information, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 939-2787. Democratic Womens Club August MeetingThe next monthly meeting of the Democratic Womens Club will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, located on the northeast corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. The cost to attend the meeting for those who wish to stay for lunch, is $18 per person. To make reservations and menu selections, call 466-8381.


7 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Art Of The Olympians To Celebrate The Return Of Golf To The OlympicsAs the world prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London, officials of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are planning for the return of golf to the games. After more than a century, golf will return to the Olympics and Art of the Olympians will celebrate this historic occasion with the College of Life Foundation Premiere Olympian Golf Classic. To be played December 2, 3 and 4 at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, the tournament will feature Olympians, professional golfers and athletes paired with amateurs in a fundraiser for Art of the Olympians Foundation Inc., the Fort Myers-based museum and gallery.With more than 200 countries participating in the games, the impact of Olympic golf will be felt all over the world, affording many countries that have never had the opportunity a chance to grow the sport. Golf was last played in the 1900 and 1904 games.This historic journey will bring together iconic Olympians, golfers, celebrities as well as business leaders in support of this philanthropic endeavor, said Bob Beamon, AOTO CEO and 1968 Olympic gold medalist. The Premiere Olympian Golf Classic will blend sports while enriching the lives of young people by sustaining AOTO programs of art, sport and culture through the 2016 Olympic Games and beyond. Money raised will support the nonprofit Art of the Olympians Foundation in promoting the highest ideals of humanity with their creative talents through the sport/ art relationship by providing programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire the world. The exclusive event is slated to include 29 foursomes, plus pros. Entry fees begin at $5,000 which includes the practice round, pairing party and auction, and tournament plus food and beverage. The title sponsor of the inaugural tournament is College of Life Foundation Inc. The partnership between Art of the Olympians and College of Life Foundation formed from a mutual emphasis of the importance of education, Spirit and body was the essence of early Olympians, said Charles Dauray, president of COLF. Man had not only physical excellence but also he had spiritual excellence and that competition lifted not just the audience but the spirit of man. AOTO represents the spiritual and physical side of man; its a combination that garners the respect of the world.The presenting sponsor is WCI Communities. Other sponsors currently committed to the tournament are The Colony Golf & Country Club, Hilton/Embassy Suites Hotels and The News-Press Media Group. Additional sponsorship packages are available.The Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence is a nonprofit organization home to unique exhibitions of Olympian art, Olympic memorabilia and educational activities. The museum and gallery opened in 2010 and has since secured the rights to display the USA Olympic rings, an act protected by Congress. For additional information, call 332-5055 or visit www.artoftheolympians.org. Art of the Olympians is located at 1300 Hendry Street on the waterfront in downtown Fort Myers. Olympians Dick Fosbury and Bob Beamon discuss AOTO Golf Classic plans with title sponsor Charles Dauray from the College of Life Foundation VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black From page 1Family Gardening Monthhere at the estates. They are interested in organic substitutes, insect control, heritage seeds and other practical gardening tips. Roy says both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford cultivated edible landscapes on their properties, including a variety of citrus, mangoes, bananas and starfruit. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. and will last about two hours. There will be a number of hands-on projects including planting trees and painting rain barrels. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and parents can join the fun if theyd like. No registration is required. Be sure children wear hats, comfortable clothes and sunblock. The goal of Family Gardening Month is to get younger family members initiated into the rhythms, skills and fun of growing their own food, and to learn firsthand that food is grown and not manufactured. The workshops are made possible with support of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. For more information contact Santiago De Choch at 939-2787 or greenmarket@ artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JULY 20, 20128 Along The RiverOn Friday, July 27, The Morgan House and Top of the Town will reopen after a short vacation and the crew is well-rested eager to welcome back its customers. Casual fine dining and charming atmosphere, the Morgan House is a Fort Myers institution since 1923. Serving lunch and dinner, it offers a gourmet menu with fresh seafood, beef, salads, pastas and sandwiches. The dining room at the Morgan House is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Top of the Town is the neighborhood bar upstairs from The Morgan House. Overlooking the historic Patio de Leon, it offers two large bars, 12 draft beers, a full liquor bar, an exciting gourmet menu, live music four nights a week plus a late-night DJ. Seating is availalbe inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside under the stary evening sky. Happy hour specials run weekdays along with a late night happy hour. Top of the Town serves its Terrace Bar Menu on Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, downtown Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Also on Friday, enjoy the Summer Of Love FUN-d-Raiser, sponsored by the Promotion and Outreach Team at the Unity of Fort Myers Church. Relive the s and s with a live performance by The FAB 3, a popular trio from Sarasota beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served at 5:45 p.m. along with raffles and prizes followed by a silent auction at 6:45 p.m. Come dressed in costume to celebrate the oldies, including many Beatles songs. with The FAB 3 members Susie Hulcher (award-winning songwriter, vocals and guitar), John Garrett (vocals and percussion) and Michael Corley (vocals, guitar and sitar). They will have you dancing in the aisles! Pre-paid tickets are $20 and credit cards are accepted. Unity of Fort Myers is located at 11120 Ranchette Road. Call Joyce at 278-1511 for more information. Sand, surf, sunshine and smiles await you at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort on Captiva. The resort encompasses 13 gorgeous, tropical Gulf-tween-bay island acres, where couples and families can enjoy 137 high-quality hotel and resort accommodations; available nightly or with value-added, money-saving vacation packages. It offers miles of Gulf of Mexico sugar-sand beaches to explore that feature extraordinary shelling, fishing and sanctuary island fun. There is also an Olympic-sized pool, hot tubs and childrens wading pool. Relax at the Spa at Tween Waters Inn or go to Tween Waters Marina for launch, dock and boat rental. Fishing, kayaking, bicycling nature trails and eco-adventures are available. Dining is available at the Old Captiva House along with nightly entertainment at the Crows Nest featuring live music, dinner specials and the NASCRAB crab races. Of all there is to bask in every day at the legendary Tween Waters Inn Island Resort of Captiva Island from our Gulf of Mexico beaches west to Pine Island Sound east, and everything between what will you treasure the most? For information and reservations, call 472-5161 or go to www.tween-waters. com. The magic of Tween Waters Island Resort in Captiva is only a short drive away Take your pick theres something for everyone at The Morgan House Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.


9 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Senator Awards Certificate Of Excellence To Hope PresidentDuring a recent tour to the Hope PACE Center on Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto presented Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, with a certificate of excellence. The award recognizes Hope HealthCare Services for demonstrating exceptional care by providing innovative services that benefit program participants and the community. During the visit, Benacquisto also met with more than 20 participants of PACE, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which provides comprehensive, coordinated healthcare services, dental services, therapies, transportation and meals. The PACE group shared personal stories about how the program has allowed them to remain at home rather than being admitted to a nursing home, while still meeting their medical needs. They also discussed the importance of the social interaction and care provided at the PACE Center each day. For more information, visit www.HopePACE.org. From left, Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, Jean Duff and Hope Hospice CEO Samira K. Beckwith Senator Benacquisto and Samira K. Beckwith participated in bingo with Hope patients Beach Chamber Welcomes Three New MembersThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members at their monthly luncheon on July 12 at Big Game Restaurant on Fort Myers Beach. Terry Eberle, vice president and executive editor of The News-Press, was the guest speaker for the well-attended luncheon. New chamber members include Jody Van Cooney, volunteer representing the Harry Chapin Food Bank; Bud Nocera, president of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; and Sue Fitzpatrick, Santini Floral. Also in attendance were Paula Kiker, Lahaina Realty; Georgia Reinmuth, Fish-Tale Marina and Santini Marina Plaza; Elise Silvesti and Christin Blazekovic, Yellow Book USA; Debbie Morin, Santini Floral; and chamber chair-elect Norma Jean Pevey. The chamber has launched an initiative, Buy A Bambi, a 16-foot Airstream RV, which will be converted for use in providing tourist information. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. New members of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JULY 20, 201210


11 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Harry Chapin Food Bank Elects Three To BoardThree community leaders have been elected to serve two-year terms on the Harry Chapin Food Bank Board of Directors. They are Connie Boyd, Ray Pavelka and Geoff Waldau. Boyd is vice president of communication and lifestyle development for WCI Communities, Inc. Pavelka is president for Mariner Properties Development. Waldau serves as senior vice president of merchandising for Sweetbay Supermarket. Officers of the board of directors are Jo Anna Bradshaw, First Lady of Florida Gulf Coast University and community advocate, continuing as chairperson; Noelle Melanson, Melanson Law, PA, reelected as vice-chairperson; Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Temple Beth El, re-elected as secretary; and Craig Folk, CPA, Miller Helms and Folk, elected as treasurer. In addition, Sandy Robinson, Northern Trust, and Keith Scoggins, attorney, were elected as at-large members of the executive committee. For additional information or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. United Way Days Of CaringEmployees from Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company recently participated in a United Way Days Of Caring project with Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI), a United Way partner agency, where volunteers they helped prepare and serve meals at the Everyday Caf. Several team members from our firm, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company were pleased to cook and serve at the CCMI Everyday Caf. The patrons were kind and appreciative of us. We had lots of fun and met some really great folks while we were there, said Christi Sarlo marketing and client relations manager. We really appreciate all that the folks from Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company are doing to help people in our community said Cliff Smith, president, United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. CCMIs vision is to serve the holistic needs of the family across the generations. Their mission is to provide nutritious meals, groceries, transportation, affordable childcare and referral services to the homeless, seniors, working poor, children and the frail in our community. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. The United Ways Days Of Caring is a year-round program that connects businesses with nonprofit agencies in need of assistance. Businesses have many choices as they select projects as needed by the agencies, including the type of project, location in our community, degree of physical labor and time commitment. For more information, call 433-2000. Connie Boyd Ray Pavelka Geoff Waldau Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Port Authority Supports Florida Guard ProgramThe Lee County Port Authority, operator of Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field General Aviation Airport, recently partnered with the Florida Guard Family Career Connection (FGFCC), a statewide initiative to link employers with members of the National Guard who are seeking jobs.The FGFCC was started in fall 2011 by Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, adjutant general of Florida, to support and assist men and women of the Florida Guard and their families with resources, coaching, transition assistance, family assistance centers and other online services in an effort to help them gain employment. The Career Connection works to provide direct contact with companies that are looking for the skill sets that guard members have, including discipline, motivation and specialized training. The Lee County Port Authority is honored to partner with the Florida Guard Family Career Connection program. We are committed to give hiring preference to qualified members of the military and this program will help further support this goal, said Robert M. Ball, executive director of the port authority. We also want to let our business partners at our airports and in Southwest Florida know they can join this effort to offer additional employment opportunities to the Florida Guard. The Florida National Guard provides military units and personnel ready to support United States national security objectives to protect life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety and to contribute to such national, state and local programs. Today, Florida Guardsmen are involved in hundreds of community service projects, disaster relief operations and training or serving in critical national defense positions in the state or overseas. More than $472 million is injected into local communities by the presence of the National Guard. For more information, visit https://www. facebook.com/FGFCC. Pioneer DayThe 2012 Pioneer Day Celebration & Chilli Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1928 Chiquita Blvd. South in Cape Coral. Children will build handcart models and play pioneer games in an outdoor celebration followed by the chilli cook-off. The event will also include horses and hayrides, weather permitting. Everyone invited to join in the festivities followed by lunch. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call 677-8833.


THE RIVER JULY 20, 201212 by Capt. Matt MitchellRedfish and snook were the main targets for me this week. Most of my time was spent either pass or dock fishing for snook during the falling tide periods or working the mangrove bushes and potholes for redfish on the higher incoming tides. Both species were chewing well when I got the bite dialed in, but some days it would take a little more work than others to get on a consistent bite of the target species. Catch-and-release snook fishing with live grunts and pinfish caught snook up to 32 inches this week. Periods of the fastest moving water made for the best action. All our local passes held good numbers of snook for catch-and-release action though most were in the 20to 26-inch range. Captiva Pass was a lot tougher, if not impossible, to fish as it was loaded with big rafts of floating grass most days. Drifting the edges of Redfish Pass produced the best snook bite for me this week. Using just enough weight to keep the bait along the bottom on the drift without hanging up on the rocks was the key. Docks on south banks on North Captiva also held some snook, with lots more weight needed here to hold the bottom from an anchored boat. Drifting Redfish Pass was also good for a few trout and short grouper. The catch of the week in Redfish Pass was a 50-pound-plus cobia caught by a fellow captain who was drifting for snook. Even though you are targeting snook while drifting the passes, you really are never quite sure of what of what will eat the next bait. The majority of my redfish came in the southeastern side of the sound from Flamingo Bay Channel south to the mouth of the river. Frozen jumbo shrimp, live pinfish and cut ladyfish all worked. One set of mangrove islands that I dont fish until September held some of the bigger reds I caught all week. Over the last five years, all I have ever gotten these reds to eat is cut bait. After fishing them with cut baits without a single bite and seeing lots of mullet in the area a sure sign that it is holding redfish I figured I would try a live pinfish under a float. The bait was not in the water a minute before it got hit by a six-pound-plus, 26-inch redfish. Quickly switching my other anglers over to the live pinfish rig, we pulled five nice reds, all out of the sandholes in about 15 minutes before the tide and bite quit. Regala Island also held lots of redfish when the wind was the right setup. Working my favorite 300 yards of shoreline of Regala early one morning, we caught 15-plus redfish up to 24 inches all on frozen jumbo shrimp rigged under a popping cork. After catching two to four fish in one spot, I would slide down 20 to 50 yards on the trolling motor. Every stop down the shoreline was good for at least one redfish, usually coming in the first or second well-placed cast. Some holes were better than others, but the whole shoreline held good numbers of slot reds. By 9 a.m., once the tide stopped coming in, the bite was quickly over. Back at south to islands in the mouth of the river, the redfish bite was slower but continued through the first hour or so of falling tide. Other things going on in the sound this week included blitzes of Spanish mackerel and ladyfish. Breaking fish with feeding birds could be found just about anywhere from the causeway all the way up to Captiva Pass. Areas around the Chino Island side of the powerlines and Red Light Shoal held the largest amounts of these easy to catch fish. If you plan on redfish fishing, nothing is better than stopping to catch a few fresh ladyfish for cut baits. These busting schools of hungry fish also held some bigger Spanish mackerel up to 20 inches. During periods of lower incoming tides, working Silly Willy pompano jigs on the edges of the sandbars in Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Lighthouse produced a few pompano, along with more ladyfish and Spanish mackerel. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Let The Tide Decide Your Target Species For The Day Conner Shinouskis with an upper slot-size redfish caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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THE RIVER JULY 20, 201214 Plant SmartHeliconiaby Gerri ReavesHeliconias (Heliconia spp.) are rainforest natives of Central and South America. Species vary in height from a little more than a foot to more than 20 feet. The inconspicuous flowers bloom in the spring and summer, but its the red, orange or yellow bracts, or modified leaves, that make them valuable as ornamentals, especially as long-lasting cut flower arrangements. If the flowers within the waxy boat-like bracts are pollinated, they produce small fruit. The bracts stacked along the canes are often likened to lobster claws. In fact, one common heliconia species bears the common name expanded lobsterclaw. The paddle-like leaves, however, are as striking as the bracts. If the leaves remind you of those of banana or ginger, thats because heliconias are related to them as well as to birds of paradise and prayer plants. Heliconias are attractive in mass plantings, but might spread aggressively via rhizomes. They prefer moist well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. They have a moderate growth rate and low salt and drought tolerance. As with banana plants, the old canes can be cut to the ground and removed or left as compost. Propagate by clump division. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; ftg. org; and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The paddle-like leaves resemble those of banana or ginger, two of heliconias relatives photos by Gerri Reaves Heliconias inconspicuous flowers peep out from colorful bracts Caring For Your PlantsMaking Hybrid Palm TreesBy Justen DobbsI talked about a new generation of hybrid palm trees in a recent article. One of the hybrids I am excited about creating is a Foxtail (Wodyetia bifurcata) hybrid, called a Foxy Lady (Wodveitchia). This article is a truncated explanation of how these hybrid palms are created. Many palm species are monoecious, meaning it only takes one tree to reproduce (mono meaning one). Another term that can be applied to monoecious palms is hermaphroditic or hermaphrodite, because they possess both male and female reproductive organs flowers in this case. So, if you want to create a hybrid, you must first remove a palms male flowers so that only its female flowers remain, a process called emasculation (EE-MASKYOU-LAY-SHUN). Once the remaining female flowers are ready to receive pollen, they will excrete a small amount of clear, fragrant nectar. Now the tricky part you must find a dad! In this case, a Montgomery palm (Veitchia arecina) makes a good father and you have to find one locally that is flowering at the same time. Sometimes this takes hours of driving around town just to find the right one. The male flowers on the Montgomery palm are then rubbed over the female flowers on the Foxtail palm and... voila! These pregnant female flowers will grow into seeds and the seeds can be sewn and germinated into small seedlings and eventually trees. Hybrid palms are just now hitting the scene in the landscape industry. Chances are you dont have one in your garden yet, but I am seeing more of them around Southwest Florida and also on the east coast. The hybrid palm I discussed in this article can grow up to five feet of clear trunk per year in a tropical climate like Hawaii. This is great news for people who want instant canopy in their yard. The only obstacle to these fantastic plants is they have to be manually engineered and then grown because these hybrid palms also do not produce their own seed and they cant be grafted like hardwoods (a process that involves removing a small branch and attaching it to the stem of another faster-growing host seedling). Hybridizing isnt just for palm trees. It has been used on hundreds of other tropical plants for a long time, including cordylines, crotons, bromeliads, hibiscus, orchids, and just about any other plant you can think of. Through hybridization, botanists can create larger flowers, new colors, thicker leaves, more drought tolerance and faster growth. You can do it, too, with a little research on Google and a little bit of spare time. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Sometimes Foxtail hybrid palms are born with yellow striping on their leaves called variegation Removing the male flowers from a Foxtail palms flowering structure is a time-consuming process


15 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 New Wildlife Sancturary On Pine IslandA non-profit, tax exempt 501(c) organization has been established for The Pine Island Wildlife Sanctuary and they are reaching out to the community for donations for land acquisition and development. The organization is looking to acquire land that is zoned either commercial or agricultural on Pine Island. The organizations mission is to provide both short term and long term care to sick, injured, orphaned or displaced indigenous wildlife under the permits issued by the Florida Wildlife Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Our ultimate goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and return Florida wildlife to their natural habitat, said K. Matthew Ristau, Esq., Florida wildlife rehabilitator and president. We are relying on the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations to provide this needed, and for many residents, more convenient service to Lee County. The Sanctuary is in the process of forming fund raising efforts and will be at the German American Club for the MangoMania Festival on July 21 and 22. At this event, the organization will accept donations and provide information about their mission. The group has formed a board of directors, founding officers and initial volunteer staff. They are in the process of forming committees for the opening once land has been acquired. A wish list of needed donation items is also available on their website, located at www.pineislandwildlifesanctuary.com. The Sanctuary is also committed to community education through various outreach programs regarding the value of protecting our Florida wildlife and no fees are charged for the services provided to the animals. The Sanctuary exists and will continue solely by the donations from the community. Donations can be made online at www.pineislandwildlifesanctuary or by mail to: Pine Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Attn: Sally Ristau, 900 SW Pine Island Road #206, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Commotion By The Ocean PostponedThe July 26 event Commotion By The Ocean, scheduled to be held at the Bay Oaks Community Center in Fort Myers Beach, has been postponed due to a conflict with another organization. The event, sponsored by the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, will be rescheduled for a later date. Commotion By The Ocean includes a meet-and-greet opportunity for all candidates for election in Lee County. During the event, candidates have an opportunity to address the audience with their qualifications. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events, and tourist information. For more information, call 454-7500 or visit www.FortMyersBeachChamber. org. Local Waters/ Local Charts Class Offeredsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427, and participants must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40 per person. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or by calling 466-4040. JoinFlorida SeaGrant UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, by participating ina resource monitoring program where volunteers document the health of bay scallop populations by snorkeling andlooking for scallops inselect areas. Scallop searchers will meetat Pineland Marina to receive survey equipment and instructions for the event. Lunch will beprovided once you return to shore. Reservations arerequiredto participate in the eventand space is limited so reserve your spot today.


THE RIVER JULY 20, 201216 Brand New Two-Man Stage Play Dramatizes The Early History Of A.A.The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. presents the new hit stage play, Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob. This unique, inspirational and often hilarious theatrical production celebrates sobriety and serves as the centerpiece of a nationwide recovery education project raising awareness about the solution to Americas number one public health issue alcoholism and addiction. Pass It On has created excitement among audiences and recovery communities all over the United States, Canada and around the globe. This two-man show is produced by Unflappable Recovery Entertainment, NYC and will be performed in Fort Myers for a limited engagement of four performances from July 27 through 29, sponsored by Theater Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard. All seats are only $20 and are a donation to The Y.A.N.A. Club of Fort Myers and NCADD, Inc. Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob is staged as if you are at an old time recovery meeting with the beloved co founders of Alcoholics Anonymous as the keynote speakers. They tell their stories, share their experience, strength and hope, dramatize key events such as their legendary drinking sprees and the extraordinary night they met in Akron Ohio in 1935. Bill W. and Dr. Bob regale the audience with fascinating and hilarious yarns about the early history of A.A., including writing and publishing the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, creating the Steps and how they overcame tremendous obstacles as they struggled to develop their new program of recovery and pass it on to others who were still suffering. Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob was created to offer hope, help and healing while raising funds to support the life-saving services provided by local recovery organizations nationwide. Proceeds from the Fort Myers performances will benefit The Y.A.N.A. Club, 1185 Lake McGregor Drive, which opened its doors in 1977 offering those in recovery a safe place to attend meetings and socialize with others who share their common problem (You Are Never Alone). Today, Y.A.N.A. offers 50 A.A. meetings and five Alanon meetings per week. Performances of Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob will be held on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online through Theater Conspiracys Box Office at www.theatreconspiracy.org or by calling 939-2787. Gary Kimble and Richard Springle Second Annual Sing OutSingers age 15 and older will have an opportunity to improve their vocal skills and choral musicianship at the Second Annual Sing Out, to be held on Saturday, August 25 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. This day-long workshop will be led by Dr. Timothy McDonnell, artistic director of the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. McDonnell is also the chair of the music department at Ave Maria University and has invited several other faculty members to participate, including Dr. Susan Treacy, Rebecca Osterman and Maria McDonnell. Breakout sessions will include tips on making the most of rehearsals, breath control and articulation. The singers will then get the chance to put the techniques into practice in a shared choral immersion. The workshop is open to singers from school, church or community choirs as well as to anyone who wants to find his or her own best voice. Immediately following the sessions, auditions will be held on site for those wishing to join the Symphonic Chorale. Registration for the workshop (Class #S094) will be handled through the Alliance. Call 939-2787 or visit www. artinlee.org/campandclasses/adultclasses. html for details. The cost is $30 for Alliance members or $36 for non-members. For more information about the Symphonic Chorale or to schedule an audition, call 560-5695. Timothy McDonnell greets participants at Sing Out in 2011 National Dance Day CelebrationJoin Dance Alliance for the National Dance Day workshop and celebration of dance modeled after the hit Fox competition, So You Think You Can Dance. The event takes place Saturday, July 28 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and the workshop runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Show off your skills in improv jam sessions, develop your best moves as you dance for your life, and learn jazz and theater dances by Dance Alliance members, a hip-hop routine by So You Think You Can Dance? star Lauren Gottleib and a Zumba-style piece by SYTYCD partner, the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Participants will have a chance to perform the dances at the end of the workshop. They may also show a prechoreographed selection of their choice. Please bring music and limit dances to one minute. Ages seven and up are welcome. Dance experience is not required. Participants will be split into levels upon arrival. Wear dance attire or comfortable clothes and jazz shoes or sneakers. The workshop is scheduled to take place on the outdoor amphitheater stage, so bring plenty of water or your favorite sports drink. National Dance Day is the brainchild of So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe. According to the show, the day is designed to encourage Americans of all ages and from all walks of life to come together to celebrate movement, fitness and the creative expression and imagination that dance can spark in all of us. For more information call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call To Artists For Paint The Beach A call to artists is being sent out to artists nationwide to invite them to participate in the third annual Paint The Beach plein air competition in Fort Myers Beach. It has been a very successful festival in the past and continues to grow. A maximum of 60 artists will be accepted to display their works. The plein air art festival will held from November 5 to 11. There will be more than $2,500 in cash and prizes awarded. Judging this years competition is Kevin Dean, director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art & Design. An awards ceremony and preview collectors gala will be held on November 9. Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach and festivities will be held at Santini Marina Plaza on Estero Blvd. The event is hosted by the Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish-Tale Marina. This is a non-juried event open to artists over the age of 18. The nonrefundable registration fee is $40, with a $10 late fee after October 30. A separate Quick Draw competition will be held on November 10, with a $10 entry fee. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com for complete details and registration information. Proceeds help support the promotion education, appreciation and study of the arts in the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Firehouse Theatre Singer AuditionsThe Firehouse Community Theatre is auditioning singers for their January 2013 musical production of Juke Box Jive. This show is based upon an original script and is set in an old soda shoppe that is opening for a reunion of its regulars. They are looking for all ages, all ethnicities, individuals or groups who can sing and perform music from the 1950s or early 1960s. All interested candidates should plan on attending the auditions on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood Parkway in LaBelle. Please be prepared to sing a piece of your choice from this era along with Venus In Blue Jeans For additional information, contact the Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, send an email to info@firehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066. English Country Dance LessonsLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Classes are held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., year-round. Lessons are free after one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to the center. Dress is casual and partners are not necessary. Wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Beginners are welcome. Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 to sign up or email fortmyersdancers@ hotmail.com Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Laughs Galore At Off Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauRay Cooney is the master of farce, and his comedy Caught In The Net is one of his funniest. Its showing now at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre and its guaranteed to make you laugh out loud over and over again. The show is a sequel to Run For Your Wife and involves many of the same characters. If you think your life is complicated, imagine being a loveable rogue and taxi-driving bigamist who lives in both Streatham and Wimbledon with two different wives. John Leonard Smith (Victor Legarreta) is desperately trying to keep his two lives from colliding. Hes managed this for 18 years, but his task becomes huge when his son and his daughter by the two different wives connect via an online chat room and are determined to meet up. The farcical twists and turns in the plot to ensure that this does not happen fall mainly on the broad but bewildered shoulders of Johns best mate and lodger Stanley Gardner (Matt Reed). He gives a virtuoso performance delivering multiple stories that grow way out of control and leave him ready to have a nervous breakdown. He is hysterically funny. Playing his ageing and rather confused father is Paul Bernier, who also directs the show. He has the audience in stitches with his mannerisms and some great one liners. Victor has played John Smith many times, and he has the role honed to perfection, as does his real wife Kelly, who plays his wife Mary in the show. Jenny Smith plays Barbara, Johns other wife, and she also gives a fine performance. Then we have the kids, Vicki Smith (Rachael Endrizzi) and Gavin Smith (Christopher Brent), who add greatly to the excellent ensemble. I will not give away the conclusion of the play, which has more than one twist. Ill just say Kellys delivery of the final denouement was sublime. Special mention must go to Victor and Matt, who bounce off each other, sometimes physically as well as metaphorically with excellent timing. For a farce of this type to work, it must be quick, energetic, zany and engage the audience. Caught In The Net delivers on all counts. The show plays through August 18 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, located in the main lobby of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. For tickets, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Believe me, its a production to remember! Cast members, from left, Paul Bernier, Victor Legarreta, Matt Reed and Jenny Smith Kelly and Victor Legarreta with fellow cast member Matt Reed From page 1Indie RockThey have created quite a local buzz through their engaging live shows, local TV appearances and by building a community of fans through their website. After releasing the first track off their EP, City Lights, in May, Daniel Thomas of Independent Music News remarked, Man On Wire create a slab of massage music that calms the mind and soul. Its a timeless classic and needs looking after, not stored away in your cupboard collecting dust. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the first band takes the stage at 8 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door and open seating. Go to www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Indoor Concert Series will conclude on Friday, August 10 when the Americana Community Music Association brings singer/songwriters Alan Bradford, Bill Metts, Anthony Wayne and Barbara Lynn, with accompaniment from Matt Hembling, Linda DiGloria and Jonathan Lawrence, to the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. From page 1Puss In Bootsgreat for all ages. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and showtime at 1 p.m. The chefs special buffet includes childrens favorites like chicken nuggets, pizza, tacos, french fries, macaroni and cheese and more. A fun-filled musical adventure, Puss In Boots is playing selected matinees through August 4 at Broadway Palm. Ticket prices for the buffet and the show are only $15 for all ages. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Man On Wire


THE RIVER JULY 20, 201218 Penn State Scandal Again Proves The Fallacy Of Attempted Cover-Upby Ed FrankThe history books are crammed with scandal cover-ups. It brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon and resulted in the conviction and incarceration of 43 people, including dozens of top Nixon Administration officials. It brought down Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel, who lied to authorities about the illegal gifts given to his players. Coverups of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, dozens perhaps hundreds of attempted political scandal cover-ups in nearly every state in the Union; this list is endless. Trying to hide a misdeed is one of mankinds greatest frailties. But none, in this writers opinion, compare to the horrific cover-up by the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and three top university officials who permitted, actually fostered, the sexual abuse of young boys by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach. Penn State paid $6.5 million for an investigation of the scandal by former FBI director Louis Freeh, and one sentence in the 267-page report says it all: The reasonable conclusion is that he (Paterno) was an integral part of this active decision to conceal. Penn State, like other schools, allowed football to become too big and powerful. And it allowed Paterno, who admittedly did great things for the university over his 46-year coaching career, to become bigger than the school itself. Heres another scathing revelation in the Freeh report: A man called Janitor B recounted seeing Sandusky holding hands with a young boy as they left the showers inside the Penn State football building. That was way back in 2000. He said he stayed quiet for fear that Paterno would have him fired. It would have been like going against the President of the United States. Football runs this university, the janitor was quoted. It will be a travesty if the NCAA does not lower the hammer on Penn State by cancelling its football program for at least a year. Yes, such a death sentence might seem unfair to the players themselves who had nothing to do with the scandalous cover-up by Paterno, the ex-Penn State University president Graham Spanier, finance vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley. But there is collateral damage associated with most crimes. The athletes should be allowed to transfer to other schools without having to sit out of football for a year as present NCAA rules stipulate. Or, if they choose to remain in Happy Valley, their scholarships should continue despite the absence of a football program. Whether its sports, government, business or any other facet of life, the lesson learned from this awful mess at Penn State, is that the truth will always emerge from any attempted cover-up. But you can bet the bank we will hear of another cover-up before the ink dries on this edition of our newspaper. Volunteers Needed For Grand Finale Of LPGA Golf Tournament Womens professional golf returns to our area in November and volunteers are being sought for the CME Group Titleholders that will bring to Naples the winners of this years LPGA tournaments. The event will be held November 12 to 18 at TwinEagles, marking the first time an LPGA tournament has been held in Southwest Florida in more than 10 years. Information and registration are available online at www.cmegrouptitleholders.com or by calling the tournament office at 593-3900. Miracle Remain In Contention In FSLs South Division Despite a sub-.500 record, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began this week just 2 1/2 games out of first place in the South Division of the Florida State League. Mondays game against the Dunedin Blue Jays, winners of the North Division title in the seasons first-half, was postponed due to inclement weather, forcing a double header Tuesday night. The Miracle had an 11-13 second-half record through Monday of this week. They are on the road this weekend for a four-game series against Lakeland, returning to Hammond Stadium on Monday for a single game with Clearwater. WCI Golfing Opportunity Still AvailableWCIs golf promotion, which is donating rounds of golf for four people, including carts, at three of their golf clubs to anyone who donates at least $100 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank/United Way, is available through September 14. Foursome certificates for three premiere golf clubs in Lee and Collier counties are valid through September 30. This means that each player in a foursome can golf a round for $25! The WCI participating clubs are Pelican Preserve Golf Club, Raptor Bay Golf Club and The Colony Golf & Country Club. Tee times may be made two days in advance, based on availability for play after 10:30 a.m. Donors may access the promotion via www.WCIGolf.com through September 14. Payment can be made with a PayPal account or by entering credit card information and completing the form with name, mail and email addresses. Individuals may purchase up to two foursomes. Additional information about the WCI golfing promotion may be obtained by contacting Connie Boyd at 498-8269 or ConnieBoyd@WCICommunities.com, or Joyce Jacobs at 334-7007, ext. 130 or joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Vote For Your Favorite Baseball Player On USPS Forever StampsPre-order statistics for Forever Stamps honoring four of Major League Baseballs iconic legends indicate that Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams leads in popularity. He is followed by New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio, Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell and Cleveland Indian Larry Doby. Its still early in the season, and Williams has gotten off to a fast start. As the summer unfolds, it will be like a tight pennant race as we see who buys the most individual player sheets. The United States Postal Service has issued sheets of 20 stamps honoring each player individually. The stamp sheets are being sold in limited quantities beginning July 21 at select Post Offices in Boston, Massachussetts; Cleveland, Ohio; Cooperstown and New York, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To obtain the stamp sheets and related philatelic products, customers are encouraged to order them between now and August 31. Customers may order the stamps and collectible products by visiting www.usps. com/play-ball or calling 1-800-ASKUSPS (1-800-275-8777). Cypress Lake Country Club Hosts Junior Masters Golf TournamentCypress Lake Country Club will host the 20th annual Nolan Henke Patty Berg Junior Masters July 18 to 20. The public is invited to attend the tournament. The Junior Masters is a Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked tournament open to junior golfers from around the world. This years field of more than 80 players includes many top area junior golfers as well as juniors from Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland, Bolivia and Italy. Past tournament winners include LPGA and PGA tour players. Cypress Lake Country Club has hosted 18 of the 20 Junior Masters events. Current Cypress Lake Country Club member and PGA Professional George McNeill won the first two Nolan Henke Patty Berg Junior Masters when he was a North Fort Myers High School player, said Ed Rodgers, general manager at Cypress Lake Country Club. Golf at Cypress Lake Country Club is very popular among the young players as its a course designed to walk and gallery, the perfect match for the Nolan Henke Patty Berg Junior Masters. The Junior Masters was established 20 years ago by the Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association as a premier 54-hole tournament to provide an opportunity for juniors to showcase their talents and fund a college scholarship program for its members. The concept was to honor golfs past, present and future as represented by its tournament namesakes, the late LPGA great and Hall of Fame member Patty Berg (founding Cypress Lake Country member) and local PGA professional Nolan Henke (current Cypress Lake member), as well as local juniors who represent the future of the game. The scholarship fund has given more than $200,000 to graduating seniors and upperclassmen from its organization. Cypress Lake Country Club is at 6767 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-1333 or visit www. cypresslakecc.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Midsummer Melon Salsa 3 cups watermelon (seedless, if available), diced 1/2 cup bell pepper (green, or your favorite color), diced 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped 1 tablespoon jalapeo pepper, finely chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to let all of the flavors come together. Tip: This light summerstyle salsa is a great way to liven up fresh Florida seafood. Use this salsa recipe as a template to make any kind of salsa; just replace the melon with your favorite fruit or veggie. Yields six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 320; Total Fat 4g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 163mg; Total Carbohydrates 73g; Protein 6g. Good source of Vitamin C. Midsummer Melon Salsa From page 1Chili Cook-OffThe event is open to the public, beginning at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring cash, canned and dry food as a donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Both a peoples choice and most unique award will be voted on by the public. All chili must be prepared on site from scratch with natural ingredients. Cooks must bring a printed recipe card. Specific guidelines and registration may be obtained by contacting Chef Craig at 463-8613 or cpanneton@pinkshell.com. Judging starts at 5 p.m. and will consist of the following qualities: aroma, consistency, color, taste and aftertaste. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place medal and $200 cash, 2nd place medal and $100 cash, and 3rd place medal and $50 cash. Both the peoples choice and most unique will receive medals. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed monthly. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Participants at last years Great American Cook-Off enjoyed camaraderie and good food Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 20, 201220 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My middle school child is handicapped. Are kids with handicaps picked on more often? It seems that way to me. Is there anything I can do? Shawna N., Fort Myers Shawna, Bullying appears to be at epidemic levels. About a third of 12to 18-year-olds report being bullied at school, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics. This figure may in fact be higher since many bullying incidents are never reported. In the last 10 years, the issue has become much more visible. Efforts to combat bullying are everywhere. Between 1999 and 2010, state legislators enacted more than 120 bills to address bullying in schools. Despite these bills and various programs that have been initiated by many schools, there has not yet been a significant decrease in reported cases. We have realized for some time that children with special needs are bullied more often than typically developing students. In a recent study by Susan Swearer, a professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she tracked the data of 800 special education and general education students who were between the ages of 9 and 16, it was found that typically developing students often experienced the most bullying in fifth grade then the bullying incidents began to diminish. Those with disabilities didnt appear to experience the same reduction of bullying incidents and their level of bullying involvement remained the same throughout the grade levels studied, the researchers reported. This study also found that children with language, hearing or mental impairments exhibited the highest levels of bullying involvement. This research and others studies have found that children with autism experience up to three times more bullying than typical students. However students with less visible handicaps like learning disabilities were part of fewer incidents. An additional finding that came from this study is that students in special education classes were more likely to bully as well as be bullied. It was reported that 38.1 percent of the students stated that they had bullied other students. Researchers theorized, that one reason for this maybe the frustration with the experience of victimization, those students might engage in bullying behavior as a form of revenge. There are two recommendations suggested to help students with handicaps cope with bullying one is to include a goal on their IEP to help them learn about bullying and the other is to increase the instruction and modeling of socialization skills and provide opportunities for special needs students by including them with typical students both in and out of school. Obviously the school needs to have a well-defined anti-bullying program and promote a culture of respect, tolerance, and acceptance. It may be helpful to join an antibullying program that can provide support, advice and ideas on how to combat these anti-social behaviors. There are many such programs but check with your schools guidance counselor first to see what program the school is using so that way you can communicate the same messages at home. If your school needs more information encourage them to learn more about different methods to fight bullying by visiting www.nasponline.org/ resources/factsheets/bullying_fs.aspx. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Receives $10,000 Donation From SunTrust FoundationLee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that it has received a $10,000 donation from the SunTrust Foundation to support the Gift Of A Lifetime capital campaign. The campaign seeks to raise $125 million to build a new 136-bed childrens hospital on the HealthPark Medical Center campus. Were pleased to support the capital campaign and all of us at SunTrust appreciate the great work the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is doing for the children and families in our community, said Margaret Callihan, chairman, president and CEO Of SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida Region. This gift from SunTrust puts us one step closer to achieving our goal of providing a uniquely designed family-centered facility that will provide the highest level of healthcare to children in our region, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. We are honored to receive this gift and appreciate SunTrusts commitment, Nathan said. On hand to present and receive the check were Daniel Fink, chief administrative officer of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida; Susan Nasworthy, senior vice president and regional sales and marketing manager for SunTrust; Angela Corcoran, Lee County president and senior vice president/area manager; Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System; and Mike German, chief financial officer of Lee Memorial Health System. Presentation of the check from the SunTrust Foundation to the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Macke Gets DegreeOlivia Michelle Macke, a resident of Fort Myers, was among 3,219 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises on May 5 at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. Macke received a A.B. International Studies degree. School Supplies, Outfits Needed Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is in need of school supplies and clothing for the first day of school for the children at the domestic violence and sexual assault centers serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Labelle. There are more than 35 school age children in need from kindergarten through high school. It is requested that you donate gift cards to Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Bealls, Kmart or other stores in the area so the children can be taken shopping for their outfits and supplies. To adopt a child, call Johnnie-Mae or Stacie at 939-3112. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-profit agency established to provide shelter, counseling and education to victims of domestic violence. FGCU Course On Creating Mobile Apps OfferedFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Office of Continuing Education, in partnership with ed2go to offer hundreds of online courses, announced the launch of Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5. The course teaches participants how to use HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to build and optimize web apps for almost any mobile device including Apples iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. By the end of the course, students will know how to convert their HTML5 apps into native apps that they can submit to app stores such as Apples App Store, Google Play and Blackberry App World. This course is part of the Office of Continuing Educations growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants will gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. Students have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course, and access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions. To learn more, call FGCUs Office of Continuing Education at 434-4838 or visit www.fgcu.edu/ced or www.ed2go.com/fgcu.


21 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Program For Entrepreneurial Women A SuccessThe Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (ESP) was held for Dress For Success Southwest Florida clients who are unemployed or underemployed women. The program is for women who are interested in receiving quality information about become selfemployed. The workshop energized the participants and was applauded as another successful program by Barbara Dell, executive director of Dress For Success Southwest Florida, which sponsored the unique event. We have some wonderful clients who are serious about obtaining work but have not found a job, so we decided to help them explore what it takes to start their own business, said Dell. Although the information can easily be used as a stepping stone to starting a traditional business, the mission of this program is to provide women with information to start a one-person business, develop a career path or both. We had professionals from the community teach them the skills necessary to develop the Entrepreneurial Spirit. Dress for Success clients who attended the training learned about the different types of businesses, basic business skills, marketing strategies, branding, social media and other tools necessary for business ownership. The training was provided by Barbara Dell, Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO of CONRIC PR and marketing/publishing, and Mel Dell, a professional business coach. Dell said the Entrepreneurial Spirit program would continue, with additional workshops being planned for other Dress For Success clients who are interested in learning how to start a one-person business. This program is not limited just to those who are interested in self-employment, but can take the training and apply it to a job search, she added. This is ideal for those who are interested in freelance opportunities. From left, DFS executive director Barbara Dell, Barbara Black, April Bordeaux, professional coach Mel Dell, Regina Dean, Barbara Pickard, Laura Mobley-Williams and Linda Christman Financial FocusAre You A Hands-On Investor? by Jennifer BaseyThe investment world can be complex, so you may not want to navigate it alone. But when it comes to getting professional advice, you certainly have an abundance of choices. How can you know which approach is right for you? The answer depends, to a large extent, on how you choose to work with a qualified financial advisor someone with the training and experience to help you work toward your financial goals. When you work with a financial advisor, he or she will analyze your financial situation your income, current assets, family status and shortand long-term investment goals, such as helping pay for your childrens (or grandchildrens) college education and attaining a comfortable retirement. You can choose different ways of working with a financial advisor, and a deciding factor may be how hands-on you want to be with your investment strategy. To illustrate this concept, lets look at two common ways investors interact with financial advisors: Taking recommendations and making choices After evaluating your financial situation, goals, risk tolerance and time horizon, your financial advisor can recommend appropriate investments. Over time, your financial advisor will communicate with you regularly to keep track of changes in your life and to suggest any changes you may need to make in your portfolio. Of course, you have the final say in accepting or rejecting these recommendations, which is why this method is considered a hands-on way to invest. Investing through a managed account In this situation, your financial advisor will help you create, implement and refine your long-term financial strategy, but the money managers will make the daily investment decisions, relying on a variety of criteria pertaining to your situation. For example, if your portfolio has become overweighted in a specific asset class, such as stocks or bonds, and is no longer aligned with your goals, it may automatically be brought back into balance. So which method of investing is better for you? Theres really no one right answer for everyone. If youre the sort of person who likes to make all your own decisions, then you might be better off following the hands-on approach with your financial advisor. On the other hand, if you are particularly busy and just dont feel you have the time to be actively involved with day-to-day investment decisions, you might want to consider a managed account. In any case, youll want to be comfortable with the method of investing that youve chosen. So do your homework beforehand. Whether youre interested in a handson relationship or a hands-off approach, you still need to interview several financial advisors to find one who has worked with people in your situation and who seems genuinely interested in helping you. During these interviews, make sure you understand everything related to working with a financial advisor the fees involved, the way decisions will be communicated to you if you choose a managed account, and so on. Deciding how you want to invest is your first step in working toward your financial goals so make the choice thats right for you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. 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THE RIVER JULY 20, 201222 Habitat For Humanity Dedicates HomeThe employee-owners of HomeTech, a local air conditioning and major appliances service and sales company, handed over the keys to the 16th Habitat For Humanity home that the company has funded to date to Rosabel Hernandez and her sons, Jessie and Chris, of Lehigh Acres, at a dedication ceremony last week. The dedication featured a blessing of the home and the presentation of a house-warming gift and keys to the house. Home-Tech employees also provided the labor to help construct the home, in addition to the funding, a $50,000 donation. This years donation brings HomeTechs total giving to over $600,000 to Habitat For Humanity since 2002. We are in the business of repairing and replacing air conditioning systems and major home appliances in homes from Sarasota County to Collier County essentially we are helping people to operate their homes more smoothly, so our partnership with Habitat For Humanity to provide homes for members of our community is a natural extension of what we do, said Steve Marino, founder of Home-Tech. We know that people who have their family and housing needs met can better balance their personal lives with their job responsibilities, and that is reflected in the work they do. Its a classic example of win-win. We salute the state of Florida for creating an incentive that will allow more businesses to be good neighbors and make a difference in peoples lives. Habitat For Humanity provides decent, affordable homes for the areas workforce, which means businesses benefit as well, said Kitty Green, CEO of Habitat For Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. Habitat is grateful to the local companies, like Home-Tech, who have participated in Habitats mission through the tax credit program. Habitat For Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties uses volunteers and donations to acquire and build decent, affordable homes. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has served over 1,190 families. Each new homeowner must pay $1,200 toward their closing costs, invest a minimum of 250 hours of sweat equity and attend a series of educational classes. The homeowners then repay the cost of the home through a long-term, zero-interest loan, and the money goes back into the program to build more homes. Help Prepare Students For Back To SchoolThe Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is seeking businesses and organizations to provide school supplies for its annual Back To School supply drive. The supply drive will run the month of July, and supplies will be distributed to students and teachers through the foundations Teacher Resource Center before the start of school on Wednesday, August 8. With more than 70 percent of students in the district on free or reduced lunch, many families find it difficult to provide basic school supplies for their children. Participating businesses are encouraged to collect supplies at their location. Interested businesses can contact Gerri Langelier at 337-0433 or Gerri@ leeschoolfoundation.org. Supplies can be donated at the following locations: Fifth Third Bank, 13350 Metro Parkway, 2nd Floor in Fort Myers Florida Title One, LLC, 23 Colorado Road in Lehigh Acres Capt. Petes Diving Outfitters, 4391 Colonial Blvd., Suite 123 in Fort Myers Walgreens Kids In Need Foundation, 38 Homestead N. Road in Lehigh Acres The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, 2266 Second Street in Fort Myers For more information about this program, call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433 or email Janelle@leeschoolfoundation.org. Lizette Hollenbeck, Steve Marino, Sonya Sawyer and Jackie Ryan with Jessie, Chris and Rosabel Hernandez Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on MarketWater ShadowsSanibel1979 2,862 1,595,0001,450,000 35 The SanctuarySanibel200 3,651 998,000935,000 666 Palmira Golf and CCBonita Springs2010 2,661 959,000845,000 213 Beachview Country ClubSanibel1993 2,419 858,900792,000 265 Chateaux Sur MerSanibel1993 1,803 599,995555,000 119 Vasari Bonita Springs2004 2,544 524,900505,000 116 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1996 2,571 549,900500,000 365 Fiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers1991 3,553 550,000490,000 135 Catalpa Cove Fort Myers2001 2,194 499,000450,000 296 Cape Coral Cape Coral2000 2,248 489,000415,000 109Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012Florida Public Relations Association Honors Three MembersCarolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC, of Simplify PR was named the PR Professional of the Year by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), Southwest Florida Chapter at its annual awards luncheon on July 10. Rogers has been a longstanding member of FPRA, holding many positions on the board, leadership team and committees. Shes been a chapter speaker and a mentor to many. She also serves the community on other civic boards and organizations. As event and PR coordinator for the SWFL Wine & Food Fest for the last four years, she has helped the event grow to be one of the top 10 annual wine auctions in the USA, raising $2.3 million this spring to benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and other local organizations. Michelle Nagel, area sales manager for MillerCoors, was named Chapter Member of the Year in recognition of her outstanding commitment of time and energy to ensure the success of the chapter. Nagel first joined FPRA in 2009 and has been a valuable member of the leadership team and board of directors, serving on various committees. She was also the co-chair of PR University and helped to secure a major chapter sponsor this year who also hosted a holiday mixer. Tiffany Esposito-Kittinger, APR, director of operations at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, was named Rising Star, which recognizes an up-and-coming leader in the chapter. Esposito-Kittinger first joined FPRA in 2008 as a FGCU student member and has shown remarkable enthusiasm and passion for the profession through her chapter involvement and attaining her APR credential. She has served the chapter as its VP of community relations and coordinated the last two successful Media Breakfast and Pro Bono Day events. Michelle Nagel, Tiffany Esposito-Kittinger and Carolyn RogersDVIC Regional Directors Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers, dedicated to helping disabled U.S. veterans by providing new opportunities for training and employment in the insurance industry, announces the appointment of regional directors. The regional directors are Thomas E. Callanan, Callanan & Associates, Salt Lake City, Utah; William D. Knepper, The Knepper Company, Tallahassee, Florida; Robert N. Kretzmer, insurance agency executive, Bethesda, Maryland; Kevin McPoyle, KMRD Partners Inc., Warrington, Pennsylvania; Josh Morgan, financial sales consultant, Marsh Berry, Northeast Ohio; Paul T. Murphy, Paul T. Murphy Insurance Agency, Malden, Massachusetts; Walter Page, Semans Insurance Group, Winter Haven, Florida; Chris Paradiso, Paradiso Insurance, Stafford Springs, Connecticut; John Rodman, retired military, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Nick San Filippo, American Insurance Services, Clark, New Jersey; and Steven J. White, retired insurance agency executive, Seattle, Washington. DVIC has formed a tireless and inspirational team, said James Pender, DVIC co-founder and chairman. Their passion and experience make these highly successful business professionals the perfect leaders to help guide this organization. Many of the regional directors have served in the armed forces and we thank them for their service to our country, said Gary V., Trippe, DVIC co-founder. DVICs strategic board includes James R. Pender CPCU, CLU, ChFC, ARM, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, co-founder and chairman; Gary V. Trippe CIC, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, co-founder; Lee Knapp, Knapp Consultants, founding member; Brady Polansky, Polansky Enterprises, founding member; Jon Bidwell, Chubb Insurance Group, founding member; Walter J. Gdowski, The Rough Notes Company; James R. Hackbarth, Assurex Global; Robert M. Menke, Bankers Insurance Group; George (Shad) A. Steadman III, Rutherfoord, A Marsh & McLennan Agency; retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Gerald J. Sullivan, The Sullivan Group; and John Wepler, Marsh Berry. The organizations operating board consists of retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary L. Bryant; retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James L. Dozier; Roger C. Mercado Jr., Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.; Pender; Trippe; Kathy Pender, Kathy Pender MA, LPCC; and retired insurance agency executive Gay Trippe. For additional information, call 4338523 or visit www.DVIC.us. CATS & DOGS Vet On Wheels Adds Mobile X-Ray Services Dr. Leena Plavumkal of Vet On Wheels has added X-ray services to her mobile veterinary clinic for faster, more accurate diagnoses in privacy and comfort at clients homes. Digital X-ray viewing enables Dr. Plavumkal to show clients the results immediately to help discuss optimum treatment options. She can also make a DVD or email the digital file to meet clients needs. Vet On Wheels is the only full-service mobile veterinary clinic in Lee County that makes house calls to care for small animals and pocket pets. It provides full veterinary services, such as vaccinations, lab tests, surgery, teeth cleaning, microchip, health certificates and private, compassionate, at-home euthanasia. Home care is less traumatic for most pets, especially cats, allowing me to concentrate on their care and treatment without having to first calm them down, said Dr. Plavumkal. Patients are typically dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds and ferrets. Charges include a reasonable fee associated with the house call, but all other fees are comparable to standard veterinary clinics. Dr. Plavumkal received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 2001. She has been a practicing veterinarian in Southwest Florida for eight years, serving primarily in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Bonita Springs and Estero. For more information, visit www. FloridaVetOnWheels.com or call 2231289. CAC Receives AccreditationAfter a two-year effort, Childrens Advocacy Center (CAC) of Southwest Florida, Inc. was accredited by the Council On Accreditation (COA), a nonprofit, childand family-service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. COA partners with human service organizations to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting accreditation standards. As part of the process, staff completed self-studies and submitted formal documents and written narratives on bestpractice standards developed by COA. The process culminated with a site visit in March, which included a review of agency records as well as stakeholder interviews. Nonprofit organizations are increasingly being called upon to demonstrate the impact of their services. COA accreditation is a catalyst for change that builds on an organizations strengths and helps it achieve better results in all areas. CAC joins more than 1,800 private and public organizations worldwide with this distinction. Dr Leena Plavumkal with a patient Underwriters Association Event Raises $4,600 For CAC Of Southwest FloridaIn its first year, the Southwest Florida Association of Health Underwriters raised $4,600 for the Childrens Advocacy Center (CAC) of Southwest Florida, Inc. through its Mini-Golf Classic Tournament. Foursomes squared off on June 9 at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf for 18 holes of miniature golf, including two hole-in-one contests. The event also featured raffle prizes and refreshments. One hundred percent of the events proceeds benefited CAC. As an added bonus, sponsors provided free tickets enabling children enrolled in the agencys Pine Manor after-school and summer program to participate as well. We are so grateful to the Southwest Florida Association of Health Underwriters and all the sponsors for their generous support, said Diane Connell, director of development. Today was a real treat for our kids, something they will always remember,


THE RIVER JULY 20, 201224 New Technology Helps NICU Babies Breathe More NaturallyThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida has introduced a breakthrough approach for patients who are having difficulty breathing and require mechanical ventilation. Known as Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA), this state-of-the-art technology allows patients to breathe more naturally based on their natural respiratory pattern. The Childrens Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the nation and the only site between Tampa and Miami to use this advanced technology. For newborn infants who require mechanical ventilation, NAVA may provide greater safety and improved lung protection, said William Liu, MD, a neonatologist with Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida and the medical director for the neonatal intensive care unit at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Most importantly, NAVA is able to sense the patients own breathing effort, allowing a gentler support for those on the ventilator, and providing a more effective non-invasive support with the potential for the infant to be taken off of the ventilator sooner, and remain off the ventilator longer.Conventional methods of mechanical ventilation can often create a struggle between the patient and ventilator. Not being able to breathe on their own, the patient may begin to fight against the ventilator, requiring deeper sedation levels. With NAVA, the mechanical ventilator senses electrical signals transmitted from the brain to the diaphragm, the bodys largest respiratory muscle. Synchrony between the patient and ventilator minimizes patient discomfort by providing the required amount of assistance at the time the patient needs it, reducing the need for sedatives. Designed for both children and adults, NAVA offers several benefits, including reduced time spent on the ventilator, lower risk of infection, and potentially shorter length of hospital stays and costs. NAVA is the type of breakthrough that markedly improves the care we provide, said Dan Fink, chief administrative officer for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. With the successful management of the respiratory therapists and the collaboration of the nurses and physicians, we are thrilled to be helping some of our smallest, most vulnerable patients breathe more easily. A tiny NICU patient NAVA monitor Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I try to visit my very elderly aunt at least once a week at her retirement home. She has been confined to her bed after many strokes and she enjoys seeing me. Across the hall, I noticed a woman who regularly visits a woman similar to my aunt for a very short time. One day, we stopped to talk in the hall. I asked her how her mother was, and she said, No, I am not family, I am from Companions Who Visit. Later, I found she is paid by this womans daughter to check in and visit because the daughter doesnt have the time because she is too busy with her own commitments. The ladys fee is $1 per minute and she stays 15 minutes twice a week. It seems very sad to me that the daughter is so busy that she just pays up rather than visits. Is this the place where modern times are taking us? Virginia Dear Virginia, Modern medical advances have extended our longevity, but as a result it has created many unmet social problems. I once heard of a man who had four very successful sons, who were all too busy to attend his funeral. His wife buried him and worked for three months before the caring sons could get together for a memorial service. I think it is sad that family life seems to be so disintegrated, people so stressed, and successful businesses making so many demands. Who knows where it will go? People are meeting these needs and very unusual services are now available. Lizzie Dear Virginia, I have never found it worthwhile to judge others based on limited surface information. You have no idea what stressors, difficulties, challenges that family faces. You hardly know anything about this family, yet you are quick to pass judgment based on your own standards. A perfectly legitimate choice for families that have multiple, equally important priorities is to hire extra help. The intent is to provide care, reduce stress and prevent caregiver burnout and resentment. The daughter chose to have someone to assist her in her care of her mother. She could just as easily have chosen not to hire anyone and not be able to visit hereself. I am sure you would have something to say about that as well. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Haircuts For Autism FundraiserIndulgence Salon in Fort Myers is holding Haircuts for Autism to benefit Eden Autism Services on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The salon is located in the Daniels Crossing Shopping Plaza at 6900 Daniels Parkway, Suite 33 in Fort Myers. Stylists will offer haircuts for donations that will raise funds for Edens school in Fort Myers. The salon will also be holding a raffle with gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses. Eden Autism Services mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and support their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. This will be a feel great day in our community as we show support for children with autism and their families, said Jamie Malan, Indulgence Salon operations manager. The support of local businesses like Indulgence Salon helps raise much-needed funds to support the mission of Eden, said Susan Suarez, director of Eden Autism Services Florida operations. We appreciate their commitment to our community. Donations of raffle items from businesses are being accepted. Appointments are not necessary and cash, check and credit card donations will be accepted. For more information about the event, call 466-HAIR (4247). Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


25 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2012 Dr. DaveBMI & Bad Habitsby Dr. Dave HepburnShould we as doctors be healthy role models to our youth? If we arent, should we lose our jobs? Recently, a raft of rather rotund doctors in Austrias state-run clinics with a BMI (body mass index) over 25 received letters telling them to shape up... or theyre fired! Fired for being fat. Fired for being a roll model. One in three kids in North America are overweight while a big Whoppering nine million kids are classified as obese. Pediatric obesity is the greatest health threat facing our children. Some, unfortunately, are primed to be large as a genetic battle between hormones like ghrelin and leptin is waged in the internal milieu. But many others, the corpulent computer-keystered Kripsy Kremed kids, are also developing a host of co-morbid conditions associated with obesity that up until now have never been heard of in children. A life sentence of misery secondary to Type II diabetes is showing up in younger and younger kids. More recently, NASH (Non Alcoholic Hepatitis), previously a purview of plump, portly or puffy parents, is now showing up in obese youth and damaging their livers. Twelve-year old livers are looking like theyve been abused in the Navy (motto We Sail Wet) for 20 years. A few tips on how to prevent your young un from becoming a big un. Best thing to do for an obese child is to give him a prescription for a new set of parents. Studies indicate that many parents with obese kids, especially overweight boys see their child through rosecoloured glasses and dont see the big problem. Porkys not obese, doctor, hes just big boned. Now youve upset him. There there now, youre mommys little Piglet, have another Oreo and dont listen to that Austrian. Breast is best. Another Navy motto, but also refers to the fact that the GUTS (Growing Up Today Study) found that children who had been breastfed were 34 percent less likely to become obese regardless of how chubby or diabetic their mother is. Of course if your big baby is twenty seven years old then perhaps hes just best left fat. Role model vs. roll model. OK kid go out and do some push ups or something just leave me alone and keep away from my remote! Kids born to overweight moms are 15 times likely to be obese by age six and in fact start to pack on the Gerbers by age three. Remove words like fat, exercise and diet and replace with more fun euphemisms like play, great nutrition and kumquat (Kumquat has nothing to do with this article; I just think its a hilarious word.) Dont eat in front of TV. In fact, get rid of your TV. Go ahead. In fact, if you have a 52-inch LCD, then as a caring medical professional it would be in your best interest for me to remove that from your home. Trust me. I am only thinking of you, your children and the playoffs. Eat as a family. Eat like the French, slowly. All day lunches with excessive amount of wine. I believe this works because the diners pass out and dont wake up in time to eat supper. Make the meal a marathon, not a sprint. Try to stretch out the meal or youll stretch out your Lulu Lemons. Start meals with salad or soup. Stuff em early, stuff em hard. (They wont be able to wolf down dessert.) Keep your fridge full of healthy snacks like carrot sticks and celery sticks, but not Snickers sticks. Obesity comes not only from eating the wrong things, it also comes from not eating the right things. Undernourished kids gain weight as they get hungry and end up eating cardboard-like products. No junk food in the house. Changing eating habits as a child is easier than treating obesity as an adult. I might add that nowhere on the Snickers wrapper does it actually refer to itself as a junk food, per se. Be active in promoting active lifestyle options for kids in your community. Let them get their sleep. Leptin, a good guy hormone, is released during sleep. Move to Vienna. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. deaRPharmacistLong History Of Pain? Think Lyme Diseaseby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My lifes never been the same since 2004. Overnight, I developed arthritis, vertigo, headaches and fatigue. I used to run every day! Ive been to 10 doctors for never-ending symptoms too embarrassing to list. Last week, I fell in love with you, Suzy, because you wrote about Lyme Disease and I looked it up. It explains my life. I called my doctor, but she said Lyme isnt common here, and dismissed me, so Im stuck now. Can you offer guidance? S.N., Chicago, Illinois Answer: Youre not stuck. There are many Lyme literate medical doctors (LLMDs) in our country, and here are three people who educate: Dr. Lee Cowden, Dr. Joseph Burrascano and Stephen Harrod Buhner; each has a different viewpoint. The controversy surrounding Lyme is latched on tighter than a tick. Lyme is frequently dismissed or misdiagnosed leaving you sick, tired and eventually disabled. It mimics multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinsons, ALS, Alzheimers, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and epilepsy, so its hard to pin down. Bummer, because if youre diagnosed incorrectly, precious antimicrobials needed to kill Lyme bugs are never taken, leading to potentially catastrophic problems. Im not being melodramatic, ask any Lyme sufferer! No two patients have the same symptoms, which come and go: chronic pain, exhaustion, brain fog, poor memory, insomnia, yeast infections, twitches, trigeminal neuralgia, anxiety, back/neck pain, neuropathy, migraines, dizziness, muscle/joint pain, cramps, bladder or testicular pain, urethritis, buzzing, sound sensitivity, eye or ear pain, air hunger and irregular heartbeat. Thats for starters. Dont assume there has to be a tick bite followed by a bullseye rash. That rash only occurs in 50 percent of people, and most wont ever see a tick, some of which are the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Besides, ticks are not the only way to get infected. Lyme is carried by fleas, biting flies, lice, mosquitoes and dust mites. Kissing or having sex with someone who has Lyme may cause transmission. Some people carry Lyme even though theyre asymptomatic and well. Oh, and it can remain dormant for months to years. If you have a long history of health issues, with symptoms that change daily or monthly, but never go away, Id seriously consider Lyme testing by a lab that specializes in it, for example, Galaxy, Igenex, Fry or Advance Labs. Inaccurate results by regular labs may produce a false negative, so you think you dont have Lyme when you do. Years of misery could ensue. The medical disparity between testing labs is unfathomable, so I urge you to test using one of my suggested labs. Theyre expensive, but worth it. Dont assume Lyme infection is caused only by Borellia burgdorferi, because other co-infecting organisms such as Babesia, Rickettsia, Bartonella or Ehrlichia could be behind your symptoms. My recommended labs are better at detecting those bugs. Finally, the CD57 blood test offers a clue, and tracks your progress, and I recommend LabCorp for that particular test. Visit www.ilads.org for more Lyme information. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Blood Drive And Bone Marrow Donor SearchKenny Conidaris is now an 18 year-old Edison State College student who enjoys fishing, soccer, hanging out at the beach and playing with his five dogs. At age 12, he was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a disease where the bone marrow stops making enough red and white blood cells and platelets for the body. Patients with aplastic anemia are at risk for life-threatening infections or bleeding. Conidaris was also diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH, a disease that can stem from aplastic anemia and occurs when abnormal blood-forming stem cells produce red blood cells with a defective protective layer. Lee Memorial Blood Centers and the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, will host a blood drive and bone marrow search on Saturday, July 28 (which happens to be Kennys 19th birthday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, free food and refreshments. Local business have also provided hundreds of give-a-ways and door prizes for all blood donors and bone marrow registrants Many people want to be registered to donate blood marrow, but dont know how, says Nancy Hendrick, community relations coordinator for the Lee Memorial Blood Center. Thats why were holding a bone marrow search and blood drive. We want to help increase community awareness of the need for blood and marrow donors, and it would be awesome if we could find a match. Together, Lee Memorial Blood Centers and the Conidaris family hope to raise a minimum of 100 units of blood and register more than 150 people for the National Bone Marrow registry. Anyone age 18 to 60 who is willing to donate to any patient in need and meets the health guidelines can join the Bone Marrow Donor Program registry. Hendrick explains that the process is much simpler than in the past and the majority of donations are done without surgery. Cells from a persons mouth are collected with a cotton swab and analyzed to determine if that person is a match with any patient in the registry, added Hendrick. Donors never pay for donating and are never paid to donate.For more information, call 343-2333. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 23, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre wise to let your Arian skepticism question a former adversarys request to let bygones be bygones. Time will tell if he or she is trying to pull the wool over the Lambs eyes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Congratulations. Your hard work soon pays off with some well-deserved recognition. Meanwhile, that important personal relationship needs more attention from you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) That new person in your life seems trustworthy, but dont turn him or her into a confidant just yet. Remember: The secret you dont reveal is the one you wont lose sleep over. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your kindness makes a difference in someones life. But by weeks end, a touch of Cancerian envy could create a problem with a colleague. Take care to keep it under control. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A new spurt of energy sends you roaring back into that challenging work situation. But be careful not to overdo it, or your sizzle could fizzle before your task is completed. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your practical sense helps you see the logic of being a bit more flexible with a workplace colleague. But you still have a ways to go before theres a true meeting of the minds. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A surprise situation could cause you to spend more money than you feel you can afford. But careful budget adjustments will help. Your fiscal picture soon brightens. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That decision you made might still have its detractors, but your supporters are growing. Meanwhile, your personal life takes on some welcome new developments. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Matters of the mind intrigue the sage Sagittarian through weeks end. By then, you should feel more than ready to make room for pursuits of the heart. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The canny Capricorn can offer good counsel to others. But how about taking some advice yourself from a close friend or family member who is able and ready to help? AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new workplace opportunity offers a variety of challenges that you might find intriguing. Best advice: Take things one step at a time so that you dont feel overwhelmed. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A bid to revive a relationship that ended on a bitter note needs to be carefully thought out before you can even begin to consider plunging into a new emotional commitment. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy being with people, and people love being with you. You would probably do very well in politics. On July 28, 1868, following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing black Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution. On July 24, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru. Machu Picchu is believed to have been a summer retreat for Inca leaders, whose civilization was wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. The site itself stretches an impressive 5 miles. On July 26, 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers descends on crops throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, devastating millions of acres. The swarm was said to be so thick that it blocked out the sun and that grasshoppers could be could shoveled with a scoop. Cornstalks were eaten to the ground and fields left completely denuded. On July 27, 1943, Joseph Stalin, premier and dictator of the Soviet Union, issues Order No. 227, which came to be known as the Not one step backward order, in light of German advances into Russian territory. The order declared, Panic makers and cowards must be liquidated on the spot. Not one step backward without orders from higher headquarters! On July 29, 1967, a fire on the USS Forrestal stationed off the coast of Vietnam kills 134 service members, injures hundreds and destroys 20 planes. The deadly fire on the U.S. Navy carrier began with the accidental launch of a F-4 Phantom jet rocket, which hit a parked A-4 Skyhawk jet. On July 23, 1976, members of the American Legion arrive in Philadelphia to celebrate the bicentennial of U.S. independence. Soon after returning home, many began suffering from a mysterious form of pneumonia, which would become known as Legionnaires disease. The final tally was 221 cases, including 34 deaths. On July 25, 1985, Rock Hudson, Hollywood leading man, announces through a press release that he is suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Hudson was the first major celebrity to go public with such a diagnosis. It was double Nobel Prize-winning chemist and peace activist Linus Pauling who made the following sage observation: The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. The acre as a unit of measurement has been with us for quite some time. Originally, an acre was considered to be the amount of land that could be tilled in a single day by one man behind one ox. If youve seen the movie The Wizard of Oz, you might remember that in the Emerald City, the horses were a variety of bright colors. No special effects there -the set designers simply rubbed the animals with Jell-O powder to achieve the bright hues. Those scenes had to be shot very quickly, though, since the horses had a tendency to lick off their colors. If you spent some part of the 1980s trying to puzzle out a solution to a Rubiks Cube, you may be surprised to learn that the world record, held by Frenchman Edouard Chambon, is just 9.18 seconds. And it was set in 2008. You may not have learned about it in school, but during the summer and early autumn of 1859, the United States and the British became involved in a conflict known as The Pig War. In June of that year, a pig on American soil was shot by a British infantryman in Canada. In response to the provocation, the American militia camped out on the border for four months, until the British finally apologized. No lives were lost (other than the pigs). Those who study such things say that the lightning on Jupiter is 1,000 times more powerful than the lightning here on Earth. A person who trusts no one cant be trusted. -Jerome Blattner THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JULY 20, 201226 1. GEOGRAPHY: What state is home to the most of the Yellowstone National Park? 2. TELEVISION: What was Norms wifes name in the sitcom Cheers? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of toads called? 4. PERSONALITIES: What 1950s television newsman signed off his broadcasts with the words, Good night and good luck? 5. LANGUAGE: What does recalcitrant mean? 6. MUSIC: What famous duo performed Foggy Mountain Breakdown? 7. MEDICAL: What common condition is known as cephalalgia? 8. INVENTIONS: Where were cross-bladed scissors invented? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel Dracula? 10. MOVIES: What famous actress played an uncredited bit part as a Halloween ghoul in the movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial? TRIVIA TEST 1. Wyoming 2. Vera 3. A knot 4. Edward R. Murrow 5. Resistant to authority 6. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 7. Headache 8. Early Rome, about 100 AD 9. Bram Stoker 10. Debra Winger (Nurse Zombie carrying a Poodle). ANSWERS1. Montreals Marquis Grissom in 1992 and Jose Reyes of the New York Mets in 2007. 2. Philadelphias Jimmie Foxx in 1933-34. 3. It was 1984. 4. Lew Alcindor, Bill Walton and Patrick Ewing. 5. The 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-30 Boston Bruins each had a 20-game home winning streak. 6. Bobby Allison was 45 when he won the title in 1983. 7. Jimmy Connors (1978, ), John McEnroe (1979-81, ) and Ivan Lendl (1985-87). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Since 1988, only two players have stolen as many as 78 bases in a season. Name either one. 2. Who was the last player before Torontos Jose Bautista in 2011 to have the most home runs in a month for five consecutive months? 3. Name the last year before 2011 in which there were fewer than two running backs selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. 4. Three mens basketball players have been named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team three times each. Name two of them. 5. The Detroit Red Wings set an NHL record in 2011-12 with a 23-game home winning streak. Who had held the mark? 6. Who was the oldest driver to win a season championship in NASCARs Cup series? 7. Between 1978 and 1987, a total of three men won 10 U.S. Open singles tennis titles. Name two of them.


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THE RIVER JULY 20, 201230 Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) 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Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week My name is Mickey Blue Eyes. I am a 4-year-old white and brown neutered male American bulldog mix. I have been living in a foster home, where Ive learned lots of things about being a great pet. Ive learned to potty outside, walk on a leash and be a good boy for my bath. Ive also learned that I am not supposed to chase squirrels, although Im not sure why. I love to give kisses and I really want to be a lap dog. If you would like to meet me, email kennel@leegov.com. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. My name is Ragu. I am a 1-year-old male gray tabby domestic short hair. I am really the best cat ever... honest! Im sweet, affectionate, playful and I get along well with other cats. Another interesting thing about me is Im a Hemingway cat. Hemingways are polydactyl, which mean they have six toes. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Ragu (ID# 537608) Mickey Blue Eyes (ID# 537708) photos by squaredogphoto.com


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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com NEW LISTING: ISLAND BEACH CLUBQuiet, well maintained, contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the desirable west end. Views of the Gulf from kitchen and living room. Updated and ready to be enjoyed. Offered fully furnished for $539,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/ 994-7975. TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Near beach home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540.CROWN COLONYLocation is everything! One of the best location configurations in Crown Colony. Enjoy a sunrise view over the lake and golf course. A front sunset view over a beautifully landscaped area. Golf membership available but not required. Offered for $384,000 Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789OLD PELICAN BAYAppreciate being in touch with native surroundings. This well maintained waterfront lot has many enhancements including fill, dock and manicured trees. An opportunity to purchase an undeveloped home site with such unrivalled views! Explore the potential of building your own custom home at this truly exceptional location within a quaint gated community. The impressive waterfront community offers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and privacy overlooking preserve on this Cul de sac road. Survey available upon request. SELLER FINANCING option upon mutually agreed terms and conditions. Offered for $319,500 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Experience stress free boat ownership with a great dockaminium featuring 5 star restaurant, Concierge service, Deli and catering, unlimited boat launching, beach area with Tiki hut and BBQ grills, 24 hour security complete washdown and engine flush after each use. #259 $49,900 reduced!! #278 $29,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 #159 $37,000 reduced! Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995, 000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807.BEST CAPTIVA GULF FRONT OPPORTUNITY IN YEARSPriced to sell at Land Value, this property offers you multiple options, renovate the existing 2 bedroom beachfront cottage and guest house,for great rental potential, or use the guest house while you build your beachfront Dream Home. You can always build an all new guest house and main house or just hold the property for future market appreciation. This property has an added feature, a 71-2 foot right of use access to Roosevelt Channel, so bring your kayak! Plans are available for a new main and Guest house or built to suite. Offered for $2,795,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. YOU MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!This elegantly appointed 3/4 pool home in Sanibel Estates was extensively remodeled in 2002 by Benchmark and no detail was spared! Home features Brazilian cherry wood floors, top floor master suite, 2 complete guest suites, rooftop sundeck with Bay views, coffer and tray ceilings, granite stone and marble surfaces, 3 floor elevator, media room, library, chefs kitchen with Crystal cabinetry and MUCH more. The elevated pool is light w fiber optics and overlooks the gardens and canal. Accommodate your boat at this 65 dock with 2-50 amp shore power available. $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540 COPACETIC ESTATE IS CAPTIVA LIFE AT ITS FINESTThe 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main house is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The top Floor Master Suite with expansive views of the Bay consists of a Master Bedroom, sizeable Private Office, separate Exercise or Training Room and 2 full baths. Main floor living area includes 3 additional oversize Bedrooms 3 Baths, Living room with Fireplace, Formal Dining, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Your company will never want to leave when they step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! Offered for $4,399,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!! Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage. The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540. THE ULTIMATE FISHING RETREAT! This charming three bedroom, two bath home is located on the very desirable East End on a canal. Enjoy the beautiful pool with three waterfalls & spa, the new large dock on the canal or lounge in the spacious screened in deck overlooking the pool and canal. Cathedral ceilings in the open family room directly off of the eat in kitchen. A large master suite with walk in closet & screened deck/sitting area. This home includes an oversized garage perfect for large boat and beach access just around the corner. This home provides Gulf access, beach access a huge dock and a tropical canal. Perfect for a fisherman! Offered for $579,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540.If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975 THE RIVER JULY 20, 201232